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tax revenues ever this year. the federal government as well as states and municipalities are said to take in a total of 602.4 billion euros, which beats earlier projections by almost 6 billion euros. the government says it will come close to balancing its budget next year. >> germany will pay out billions of tax reimbursements to foreign companies. that is in order to comply with a ruling from the european court of justice. >> the court found that foreign stockholders in germany paid too much in taxes on their dividends and ordered germany to rectify the situation. the payments are set to cost the treasury at least 3 billion euros. >> the german economics ministry has confirmed media reports that european and north african countries have begun negotiations on a mass of solar energy project in the sahara desert. >> the desert tech project would see solar energy produced in north africa and exported to europe. according to a german newspaper, a treaty could be signed by early next year. the first solar farm would be built in morocco. >> could the saharan son soon be powering europe
in britain where critics say starbucks is paying miniscule sums in tax despite ending billions in recent years. in germany, the company pays no tax. in 2011, despite a turnover of 117 million euros, the company reported a loss of more than 5 million. there's been a turnaround in german car sales in october. although sales of new cars have been in the slow lane for most of 2012. last month, german salesmen sold 260,000 new cars, a slight increase on september's figure. still, sales for the first 10 months of the year are down on last year's figure. car sales are a key indicator of how well the german economy, europe's largest, is traveling. >> chancellor merkel has been meeting with the heads of the country's 16 federal states. >> she wants a consensus on how germany will meet its energy needs following the phase-out of nuclear power in 2020. many german states have plans to expand wind energy and other alternative sources of power. >> but that are major concerns that the cost of energy for consumers could skyrocket. >> it was high noon at the chancellor's office in berlin. demonstrators
before. noda had an agreement in august that led to the passage of bills to raise the consumption tax and reform social security. he's angling for more agreements. he needs opposition support to help reform the electoral system to address the disparity in weight of votes among constituencies. a more pressing issue, though, is the budget. the prime minister wants opposition parties to vote in favor of a bill to allow the government to issue deficit-government bonds. he says delaying this year's budget will affect people's lives and the economy. >> translator: every year we use the deficit bond bills as a tool to make political deals. we should give up this inappropriate practice. >> for more on this story, shery ahn spoke earlier with nhk world's senior political commentator masayo nakajima. >> masayo, how badly is the leader in opposition now? >> the government will run out of bills if the budget cannot be passed soon. many of the services will come to a halt. this almost happened in the united states in 2011 and this past summer. prime minister noda is telling voters that the opposit
. the tax is down by nearly 1/2 of 1 -- the dax is down by nearly 1/2 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 is losing by nearly one-fourth -- by nearly 1%. >> thank you for that update from the frankfurt stock exchange. do not go away. we will be back with lots more after a short break. >> welcome back. the race for the white house is in its final stretch. both candidates are working on the final push of their campaigns. energy independence has been a big topic. >> president obama wants to see more in the way of clean energy and renewable. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says if he is elected he will pursue a sharp increase in the production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and off the u.s. east coast. >> that would affect the residents of louisiana. energy policy is always on their minds after hurricane katrina and the bp oil disaster of 2010. that still has not changed their minds about wanting cheap sources of power. >> dean blanchard is known as the shrimp king of louisiana. he drives around barataria bay at high speed. and though it is hard to tell, things have slowed down f
. the state would only get half as much in taxes, and that would create the problems. it would be open season for plunderers. we would leave. >> german chancellor angela merkel grew up here. farmers in brandenburg think it is high time she intervened and did something for them. >> that wraps up this edition of "european journal." thanks very much for watching. bye for now. captioned by the national captioning in
for possible tax debaters -- evaders. >> at least 22 people have been killed after a gas explosion in the saudi arabian capital. more than 100 people were injured in the blast. eyewitnesses say the tanker hit a bridge. gas leaked out and then burst into flames. >> pope benedict has led prayers to mark the 500th anniversary of the inauguration of the sistine chapel in rome. the chappell's famous frescoes were created by michelangelo just 20 years after the discovery of america. >> catholics around the world are celebrating all saints' day on november 1. according to tradition, people go back to their hometowns and visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends. the declaration of the graves reflects hope that the debt are in the presence of god. and in mexico, the celebration is somewhat different. on the day of the dead, families build colorful altars to remember their dead loved ones. >> all right. we will be back in one minute with more news. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back, everyone. we want to go now to our series of reports from battleground states as the u.s. presidenti
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